Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel cover
Developers
Studio II Software
Publishers
International until 2020 Deep Silver
Japan Zoo Corporation
International as of 2020 THQ Nordic
North America Cdv Software Entertainment
Release dates
Windows October 2, 2008
Reception
Metacritic 71
IGDB 65
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Point and select
Genres ARPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Sacred
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on HowLongToBeat
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on IGDB
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel guide on StrategyWiki
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on MobyGames
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on Wikipedia
Sacred
Sacred 2004
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel 2008
Sacred Citadel 2013
Sacred 3 2014

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Sacred 2 Gold)
Steam Community Discussions
SacredWiki: a community maintained wiki that also hosts the community patch.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
CD key
SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM.
Russian copies use StarForce 5 DRM and its online activation.
Windows
GamersGate
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Gold Edition.
Windows
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Gold Edition.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition. Updated to version 2.65.1, but not 2.65.2.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition.
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Gold Edition.
Windows
Steam
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Gold Edition.
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Fallen Angel only. Community pages still public.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Gold Edition is a complete edition containing the base game and the Ice and Blood expansion. The English-language version is based off the UK release.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Ice & Blood Included in Gold Edition. North American localization was not released, only European and Japanese versions exist.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Official patches[edit]

  • The latest version for Fallen Angel is 2.43, which requires patch 2.40 first. Both are available here.
  • The latest versions for Ice & Blood and the Gold Edition are 2.65.1 and the 2.65.2 hotfix. Both are available here.

Unofficial patches[edit]

  • The Purist Fixpack includes bug/crash fixes and an optional switch for the formerly time-exclusive Christmas content. It requires a patched version of the game with the Ice & Blood expansion, or the Gold Edition.
  • A larger community patch is available, also for owners of Ice & Blood or Gold Edition updated to at least version 2.65.1 (the 2.65.2 hotfix is included in the package) and alongside a variety of fixes, it rebalances the game. Since it also adds new items, a separate vanilla drop mod exists to disable them.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video file folder
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\locale\[language]
  2. Delete or rename the trailer folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Possible through editing the OptionsDefault.txt
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV only needs to be edited if playing in Ultra Widescreen.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, x2, x4
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Elite Textures[edit]

  • The Collectors Edition came with a third disc with Elite textures adding an extra option to the graphics menu for them.
  • Deep Silver are happy for people to download these textures but cannot supply them as the original developer went bankrupt. Post from Deep Silver community manager.
  • A version optimized by the fans is available here.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effects and Speech all have separate levels.
Surround sound
Speaker modes: 2.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1.
Subtitles
Mission text displayed in dialog boxes, but unique voiced responses are not shown in text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 5.0

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Separate UK and US versions for Fallen Angel; UK only for Ice & Blood and Gold Edition.
Czech
Retail only
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Retail only.
Polish
Retail only. Download available here
Russian
Retail only
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Official servers have been shut down; see Online play.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Via the community-made lobby replacement
Self-hosting
Via the community-made lobby replacement
Direct IP


Online play[edit]

A community-made lobby replacement for the Open Net mode is available and does not require extra downloads (other than the latest version of the game). More information is available here, and the source code is available on GitHub.
If the host has the Community Patch installed, you must also have the Community Patch to join. The lobby will inform you if they do.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

Steam version crashes on launch[edit]

The Steam version Sacred 2 Gold will crash if launched when the beta client of Steam is installed.[citation needed]
Instructions[citation needed]
  • Go to settings in the Steam client and opt out of the Beta for the Steam client.
  • Restart Steam and let it download any client updates required.

Windows 7 compatibility[edit]

Under Windows 7, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (2.02 through 2.43) will crash constantly.
Under Windows 7, Sacred 2: Ice & Blood (release version 2.64.0) will crash constantly.
There is no official Windows 7 fix for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. Here is a post on the Steam forum outlining potential steps to getting Sacred 2 to work on Windows 7. However, the only reliable solution is to buy the add-on or the Gold Edition.
(Pertaining to v2.43 DRM-free German) Game will work only if Windows Aero is turned off.[citation needed]
Only for Ice & Blood: Install official patch[2]

Notes

The DRM-free version of Sacred 2: Gold is pre-patched to 2.65.1.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Optional setting; buggy feature unless either community patch is used
Audio Miles Sound System
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer TinCat

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) 2.6 GHz single-core
2.4 GHz for processors with integrated GPU
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6200
ATI Radeon X1300
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
The elite textures, if installed, take up an additional 9 GB of hard drive space.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/225640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. New 120Hz Games Report
  2. [ Readme.txt] - last accessed on 2009-10-18
    "Line 276: * Incompatibility with Windows 7 fixed"